1964 Dodge Polara Gasser is Ready to go Wheels Up Thanks to 528 HEMI

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1964 Dodge Polara Gasser is Ready to go Wheels Up Thanks to 528 HEMI

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Stunning 1964 Dodge Polara Gasser Is Ready To Go Wheels up Thanks to Massive HEMI V8
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Introduced in 1960, the Dodge Polara remained in production all the way through 1973. And even though it was around during the Detroit muscle car wars, the nameplate is rarely associated with high performance. And that's mainly because it spent most of its life in the full-size market and never got the iconic 426-cubic-inch (7.0-liter) HEMI V8.

But that's not to say that the Polara didn't have a shot at the muscle car segment. From 1962 to 1964, Dodge relegated the Polara to midsize duty. It was part of a controversial Chrysler strategy that saw nearly all senior Plymouths and Dodges relegated to the still-emerging intermediate market.

Not surprisingly, the downsized automobiles were met with skepticism, and sales slowed down. On the flip side, their smaller, lighter bodies made them popular among drag racers. To speculate on this newfound purpose, Chrysler dropped the race-bred Max Wedge V8 into these cars to create factory Super Stock models. The Polara was also included in the program, and these drag-ready 1962-1964 rigs are now rare and sought-after collectibles.

The 1964 two-door you see here is not one of those six-figure gems, but it's the next best thing if you're in the market for a beefed-up midsize Polara. Once a regular production model, this intermediate is now a gasser-style powerhouse rocking race-ready HEMI engine.

Finished in a custom color called Blazing Copper, this Polara is spotless as far as fit and finish goes. It also retains nearly all factory features on the outside, including the side chrome trim, the steel bumpers, and the correct headlamp/taillight assemblies. It's a proper nostalgia gasser rather than a perched-up restomod.

The recipe is pretty much similar inside the cabin. The seats and the door panels are as stock as they get, while the dashboard was modified to accept new gauges and switches, just like you'd see on a fully-fledged gasser. The steering wheel and shifter were also upgraded for quarter-mile duty.

But the real highlight hides under the hood. Unlike its factory siblings, this Polara packs a HEMI punch. And I'm not talking about a standard 426 Street HEMI. Nope, this Mopar got stuffed with a race-spec, hand-built unit that displaces a whopping 528 cubic inches (8.7 liters).

And the list of high-performance components is impressive and includes Indy Legend aluminum heads, an Indy intake, ceramic-coated headers, and an MSD billet distributor. Everything linked to the chassis has been rebuilt with drag racing in mind, and the drivetrain now has an electric fuel pump and a custom-built driveshaft.

The only info missing is how quick this Polara is down the quarter-mile, but the HEMI sounds fantastic. At 660 horsepower, this Mopar should cover the distance in less than 11 seconds. And it's nowhere near as expensive as a Super Stock model at $68,998. Check it out in the video below.
1964 Dodge Polara Gasser
Street cruising, show quality gasser!
https://www.volocars.com/auto-sales/veh ... ara-gasser
Less than 1,500 miles on this gasser style show and go car! It's been rotisserie restored, a binder of documentation is included. It is very drivable; it was driven a couple hours just to get here!

EXTERIOR: Classic gasser look with the jacked up front end and monster size tires in back. California rust free body was taken down to a bare shell, we have pictures. It is straight, clean and fits nice. The Super Stock hood scoop was added to cover the carb sticking through the hood. Beautiful Hot Hues Blazing Copper. The chrome and trim sparkles. The glass was all replaced. It's sitting on some chrome Crager wheels: skinnies in front and extra wide in back. They're wearing Hoosier Pro Street tires.

INTERIOR: It's a very well restored interior. Recushioned and upholstered seats. It looks like 4 bucket seats, in front it has a fold down armrest cushion. Reproduction door panels. It has a B&M ratchet shifter on the floor. In front of you is a custom instrument panel with a matched set of gauges. The giant tachometer is mounted on the dash. The tilt column has a vintage style cushion grip wheel. Racing style seat belts.

ENGINE COMPARTMENT: Yes, it's a Hemi! 528ci block with Indy Legend aluminum heads, Indy intake, roller rockers, Doug's ceramic coated headers and MSD pro billet distributor. Runs on premium pump gas, 10.25:1 compression. Always runs cool with an aluminum water pump, radiator, and overflow bottle. It's made pretty with a polished intake, aluminum valve covers, stainless radiator hose, chrome alternator and pulleys.

TRUNK COMPARTMENT: Rock solid metal. The entire trunk compartment is painted copper. The battery is relocated to the trunk and has a disconnect switch. The mat and weatherstrip are in excellent shape.

UNDERSIDE: Up front has a chromed straight axle with leaf springs. This redistributes the weight to the rear tires. It has a tubular K member, welded in frame connectors and in back the leaf springs were relocated inward for the wide tires. All the suspension and steering has been rebuilt. TTI exhaust with X-pipe, electric dumps and Flowmaster mufflers. The fuel tank was replaced, it has an electric fuel pump. The brakes were rebuilt and upgraded with disc in front inside the trunk is rock solid It's all painted the same copper color has the two-piece trunk mat batteries relocated to the trunk and has a disconnect. 8 quart aluminum oil pan on the motor. Level 4 GearStar 727 Torqueflite automatic with 3400 stall and finned aluminum pan. Custom built and balanced drive shaft. Performance built 8 3/4 rear end with Auburn 3.91 Sure Grip gears. The floors appear to be very dry; it is a California car.

SERVICE: We did our inspection, and we replaced the fuel sending unit, calibrated the speedometer and replaced the turn signal canceler.

How about some old school cool? This Hemi powered, gasser style Dodge is show quality and ready to cruise!
More Photos: http://www.thehemi.com/gallery3/index.p ... r-528-HEMI

In an era where a RAM truck can cost you $90K, this is a much better deal if you ask me!

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